Sometimes a crazy state liquor law forces you to do strange things as a workaround. That’s why Heston Farm’s Foxfire Restaurant owner Mickey Heston is getting out of the restaurant business, so to speak. It’s Heston’s conundrum. Continue reading “Heston’s conundrum”
Wicked Spirits Distilling Company sits on a little Ritchie County horse farm outside Harrisville, WV. It’s had a distillery license for well over a year but founder Dustin Huffman has been taking things slowly, testing his product with liquor people and getting everything just right before launching his first two lines. Continue reading “Wicked Spirits Distilling brings big dreams to small WV farm”
The last time I wrote about Black Draft Distillery, a little farm-based operation near Martinsburg, WV, they were just announcing their expansion plans. Well, the expansion is complete, and things are looking great. Continue reading “Black Draft gains momentum in regional whiskey market”
When creative specialty food producers visit their neighborhood distillery, beautiful things happen. Continue reading “Appalachian Distillery sparks moonshine food products industry”
Moonshine rules the roost when it comes to craft beverages in East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. While you have Asheville, NC—the craft beer capital of Appalachia—less than two hours away, you won’t find much craft beer made on the Volunteer State’s side of the Smokies. What you will find are plenty of small distilleries. Continue reading “East Tennessee a moonshine tourist magnet”
Appalachian Distillery of Ripley, West Virginia, has been busy working on some new products including an 80 proof whiskey and a 100 proof bourbon. Continue reading “Appalachian Distillery single barrel bourbon debuts”
Have you seen Shotgun Shells like these?
Gift packs are hot items over the next couple of months, and Pinchgut Hollow Distillery of Fairmont, WV, has a good one. It comes packaged with two red and two green shotgun shell-shaped boxes. Pull apart the shotgun shell container and out pops a 50 ml bottle of Pinchgut Hollow Distillery’s flavored moonshine. Green shells hold the Honey Peach Moon, while red ones hold Apple Pie Shine. Continue reading “Jingle bells, shotgun shells”